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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Canción Tagalog

Read "Chris Trinidad y Canción Tagalog" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


The quiet beauty of Chris Trinidad y Cancion Tagalog illustrates the subtleties between volume, power and intensity. The musician credits on its inner jacket list instruments with quite curious names, including three types of bata drums (okonkolo, itotele and iya) plus bombo and guagua among the percussion instruments, and with bandurria and octavina among ...

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Chris Trinidad y Canción Tagalog

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Alin Mang Lahi; Mutya Ng Pasig; Ang Tangi Kong Pag Ibig; Jocelynang Baliuag; Sampaguita; Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan; Kay Lungkot Nitong Hating Gabi; Iyo Kailan Pa Man; Taal; Lamig Ng Umaga; O Ilaw; Bayan Ko

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

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One might think that Chris Trinidad would have a hard time figuring out his next move after Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II (Iridium, 2018), an instrumental album based on traditional Gregorian chants but played on instruments from India, the Balkans and other cultures. But Trinidad eventually landed upon this recipe: Take one Filipino-Canadian bassist. ...

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

Read "Chris Trinidad y Con Todo" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Filipino-Canadian bassist/composer Chris Trinidad has an eclectic discography. His previous album Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II (Iridium Records, 2018) presented arrangements of Gregorian chant, drawing on musical traditions from around the world. He has also recorded Latin music, as on Chris Trinidad's Certain Times (Iridium Records, 2015). But this album is Latin jazz all the way. ...

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Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Luna Nueva En Mi Mente (New Moon In Mind); Ojos Abiertos (Eyes Open); Tigres Blancos Y Elefantes Grises (White Tigers And Grey Elephants); Llegando A La Razón (Arrive To Reason); La Esencia De La Intención (Essence Of The Intention); Principios De La Causalidad (The Principles Of Causality); Hasta Entonces, Mi Amigo (Until Then, My Friend); Espíritu Del Antiguo Sol (Old Sun In Spirit).

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II

Read "Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Chris Trinidad seems unique even by musicians' standards: He keeps busy as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, choral conductor, and music educator in and around the San Francisco Bay area, but also has a background in liturgy, liturgical worship and educational leadership. Chant Triptych II is the second in a series through which he reimagines traditional ...

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Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Sinite Parvulos; Beatus Quem Elegisti; Dispersit Dedit Pauperibus; Venite Filii; Qui Timent; Nolite Diligere; Timeat Eum; Qui Fecerit.

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II

Read "Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Bassist/composer Chris Trinidad (based in the San Francisco Bay area) presents the second in a series of albums that place Gregorian chant melodies in new contexts. The arrangements combine instruments from a wide array of musical traditions: Indian tabla drums and bansuri flute; Caribbean bongo, congas and other percussion; accordion influenced by Argentinian tango and other ...

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Chris Trinidad’s Certain Times

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Inevitable Evolution; Something New in the Familiar; The Benefit of Hindsight; Finding Somewhere Forever; A Reading In Retrospect; Transcending December; Though Certainly Speaking; Jungle Street; Priority

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad’s Certain Times

Read "Chris Trinidad’s Certain Times" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Bright, upbeat modern jazz from bassist/composer Chris Trinidad and his quartet. The Filipino-Canadian leader (now residing in the Bay Area) set out to make groove-oriented music; he structured the tunes with few chords (to give the soloists more freedom), and chose a low woodwind sound to occasionally double his bass riffs. The choice of instrumentation has ...


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